Exchange Programs

CIMB Young ASEAN Leaders Programme (CYAL) 2017

The CIMB Young ASEAN Leaders (CYAL) study tour is a scholarship programme for undergraduate students of ASEAN nationality. CYAL 2017 will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 2 – 7 December 2017, in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).The theme for CYAL 2017 is Sharing Economy Beyond Boundaries (SEB²) to be implemented through a collaboration between Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – The National University of Malaysia (UKM) and CIMB. Participants are expected to work in groups to produce a video on SEB². The winning video stands a chance to win exciting prizes and be shown at the closing ceremony on the 7th December 2017.


  1. Open to nationals of ASEAN countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
  2. Undergraduate student between the ages of 18 to 30 with a minimum CGPA/CQPI of 3.0 or equivalent, enrolled in an ASEAN university.
  3. Able to fluently communicate in the English language, written and spoken.
  4. Priority will given to those who have experience in Sharing Economy Beyond Boundaries (SEB²) or any other volunteering activities.

Process of Selection: There are only 50 places in this programme. After technical knock-out, qualified applicants will undergo the first round of selection by officials of the CIMB Foundation and UCTC, UKM. The final round of selection will be a telephone interview. The closing date of application will be midnight GMT +8, 10th November 2017. The selection will be based on the merits of the individual. There will be online or phone interviews conducted for shortlisted candidates.

Only selected participants will be notified after 15th November 2017

Due Date: 10 November, 2017

CYAL 2017 Application Link